This article is from the May 1998 The Mexico File newsletter.
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Amenities in Real de Catorce

Tour Company

Palenque Travel
Mike and Sandy Hightower
1701 Alta Vista
Austin, Texas 78704
Telephone: (512) 707-8818

The Hightowers have taken more than 23 tour groups to Real de Catorce and are planning other tours in Mexico. The tour price to Catorce is $600 double occupancy and includes all transportation, meals, accommodations and special tours and excursions.

Real de Catorce Hotels

Hotel El Coral de Conde
#17 Constitucion
Real de Catorce,
S.L.P., Mexico 78550

Meson de La Abundancia
Calle Lanzagorta No. 11
Real de Catorce
S.L.P., Mexico 78550

These are two of the nicest, most comfortable hotels in town. Rooms range from $35 to $40 a night.

Real de Catorce has one telephone: 2-37-33. The phone is answered by an operator from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. When calling to make a reservation at a hotel you must speak Spanish and give the number of rooms you want, the number of people in your party and the dates you want to reserve. Call back the next day to confirm.


Residents run a few, eclectic restaurants in Catorce serving a range of foods, from hamburgers and traditional Mexican dishes to gourmet Italian selections. We visited Eucalyptus (Italian) and Machrina’s (Mexican and hamburgers). Meson de La Abundancia is a newly opened hotel with a fine restaurant and bar. All restaurants are walking distance from the hotels. In fact, everything in Catorce is within walking distance.